- November 27, 2019
- Posted by: FloridaSpine
- Category: Chiropractic
Whether you’re a regular patient or new to chiropractic care, it’s important to include stretching into your daily routine. It helps to keep your spine limber, improves muscle flexibility, and boosts blood circulation which, in turn, helps reduce the risk of injury. Stretching also helps maximize the benefits of chiropractic treatments.
Here’s what we consider to be the top five benefits of integrating stretching into your chiropractic care.
Stretching your chest, shoulders, and lower back muscles improves your posture by keeping the spine better aligned. That’s because, left unstretched, muscles tighten in an asymmetrical manner.
Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion
The more you stretch, the more limber you become and the better your range of movement. Your body will more easily bend, squat, and reach and your neck and head will turn with ease.
Increased Energy and Stamina
As your body becomes more flexible, stamina increases and tasks and movements that once caused discomfort or pain are now unrestricted and pain-free. Also, when you make movement a part of your daily routine the flow of blood to your muscles increases resulting in improved energy levels.
Restful and Restorative Sleep
Much of the turning and tossing people do at night can be traced to body aches that prevent them from getting comfortable. Just a little bit of stretching every day can help your body repair itself, relieve pain and muscle tension, and give you a great night’s sleep.
Everyone deals with a host of life stressors. Stretching is a great stress-buster, relaxing your body and mind while circulating more oxygen to your internal organs and brain.
Stretching has many fantastic benefits and one of the best is you can do it anytime, anywhere, without any special equipment. To learn more about which stretches are best for you, contact Florida Spine Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today for a personalized consultation about keeping your body flexible and healthy.